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Organization of business for the production of mineral powder

Prerequisites for creating a business
Marketing studies in many regions of Russia show that road construction does not use mineral powder, which should be added to the asphalt concrete mix (from 5 to 10%) of the volume as an additive to improve the qualities and properties of the asphalt concrete mix.

Instead, at present, lime screenings are used, and fly ash from the power plant, or dust from the Novorossiysk cement plant, is used as an additive, which significantly impairs the quality and durability of the road surface.

Currently, mineral powder is used only in the construction of roads of the 1st category.

This business involves the production of mineral powder (activated / or non-activated) for asphalt mixes (GOST 16557-78), hereinafter mineral powder.

Production volumes from 3 to 10 tons per hour, depending on the needs of the regional market and the selected technological equipment.

Functional application – used in road construction as an additive in the production of asphalt mix. Significantly improves the quality of asphalt pavements and their durability.

The main raw material: lime screening and surfactants (surface-active substances, used in the production of “activated” mineral powder).

Why do not currently use mineral powder?
Not produced (no production).

Not all asphalt plants are ready and have the technological ability to use mineral powder in production.

For 1996-1997, according to expert estimates, the estimated need for mineral powder (in the Rostov region) ranged from 14 to 40 thousand tons per season, but since large road-building organizations in the next 1-3 years were going to modernize their production plants asphalt, it can be assumed that the demand since those distant nineties, has increased.

The necessary conditions:
Availability of raw materials. It is best to place a business on or near a lime pit.

Availability of free electric power – not less than 250-300 kWh.

Availability of land for the placement of production facilities, storage areas for raw materials, silo tanks, vehicles, etc.

Investment costs:
The cost of the technological project.
Horizontal ball mill, balls.
Dispensers.
Silage tanks.
Belt or other conveyors, other, auxiliary equipment.

Automotive. Here, what will be laid on the project: from dump trucks to transporting raw materials to a car for a director or … you can get by with an ordinary front-end loader, if the platform with lime sifting is located in close proximity.

Description of products.
Product name – activated / non-activated mineral powder for asphalt mixes.

Compliance with standards and regulations – GOST 16557-78.

Storage and transportation – storage and transportation is carried out in special tanks (silo tanks). Transportation is carried out by special motor transport or by rail in cement trucks.

Sales market:
As a sales market, there are road-building organizations that have their own asphalt plants.

Income and expenditure
The revenue part is formed from the sale of mineral powder to the consumer and possibly transport services (if the company has special transport for the transport of mineral powder).

As a rule, the profitability of sales of such production (for various reasons may vary between 10-30%).

The payback period is about 3 years, but this figure depends on many factors ranging from investment costs, production and sales volumes to the sales price, and other factors that are costly … (number of secretaries per office plankton, for example …).

Expenditure part:
Variable Costs:
Acquisition of lime sifting (if you have a quarry – the costs are zero).
Electricity (depending on performance can be 150-250 kWh).
Surfactants (surfactants) – if you make the mineral powder “activated” – this is 3-5% of the total.
Packing “big bags”, provided that the powder is not shipped in bulk.
The costs of the balls (they are erased with time) and they, from time to time need to buy more …

Fixed costs
Maintenance of the office, fleet, utilities, and, as they say …. “local”.

In the financial calculation, in the cost of production it is also necessary to take into account the depreciation of equipment.

Approximate staffing (depending on the number of shifts and automation of production)
Supporter – 2-6
Front End Loader Driver – 1-2
Handymen -2-4
Technician repair technician – 2
Electrician – 1
Driver – 1

As for the office plankton, there may be different options, but, nevertheless, one cannot do without a chief process engineer, director, marketer and accountant.

The secretaries can be “laid down” in the staff list (in case one of them gets sick).

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